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ABSTRACt & RÉSUMÉ & ZUSAMMENFASSUNG: The remarkable influx of Chinese migrant entrepreneurs in West Africa has been met with growing resistance from established African entrepreneurs. Whether the Chinese have a competitive edge over Africans because of distinctive sociocultural traits or whether the Chineseʹs supposed effectiveness is just a characteristic feature of any trading diaspora is open to question. This comparative exploratory study of Chinese and Nigerian entrepreneurial...
Topics: African Studies, Trading diasporas, international migration, entrepreneurs, culture, innovation,...
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ABSTRACT & RÉSUMÉ & ZUSAMMENFASSUNG: - About fifty years after the independence of most former colonies on the African continent, books on African nationalism again rank high on the agenda of the international academic discussion. A selection of three recent publications demonstrates the advances made in scholarly analysis in the meantime as well as the wide range of related subjects. The new nationalism in Africa and elsewhere shows remarkable differences both in its roots and its...
Topics: African Affairs, Africa, new nationalism, development, national identity, xenophobia
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ABSTRACT & RÉSUMÉ & ZUSAMMENFASSUNG: [ The crisis of the French African Community ] - The CFA franc zone was for forty years as a self-service shop of the African and French elite in French-speaking Africa. The depreciation of the franc CFA on 11. January 1994 broke the myth of the stability of this currency guaranteed by France, and with it also the world picture of the old guard of francophone politicians and businessmen, the so-called ‘Messieurs Afrique”. The latter were mainly...
Topics: African Studies, Franc CFA zone, Africa, France, UEMOA, WAEMU, CEMAC, monetary policy, devaluation,...
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ABSTRACT & RÉSUMÉ & RESUMO & ZUSAMMENFASSUNG: Recent development cooperation with Guinea-Bissau, focusing on good governance, statebuilding and conflict prevention, did not contribute to democratization nor to the stabilization of volatile political, military and economic structures. The portrayal of Guinea- Bissau as a failed “narco-state”, as well as Western aid meant to stabilize this state, are both based on dubious concepts. Certainly, the impact of drug trafficking could...
Topics: African Studies, elections, election observation, democratization, informal institutions, aid,...
ABSTRACT & RÉSUMÉ & ZUSAMMENFASSUNG: The process of political and economic liberalisation in Benin is regarded as a model for the whole of Sub-Saharan Africa. Benin made history by becoming the first African country to overthrow a military dictator by democratic means. The civilian coup d'état cleared the way for economic recovery, too. The strengthening of democratic institutions, and the good will of the new government of the former high ranking World Bank-employee Soglo, to follow...
Topics: African Studies, Democratization, Structural Adjustment, Development Aid, West Africa, Benin
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ABSTRACT & RÉSUMÉ & ZUSAMMENFASSUNG: Promising growth rates, increased trade, and competition among major global players for African resources have boosted the development and bargaining power of sub-Saharan Af-rica (SSA) in relation to the EU. However, Africa's least developed countries remain vulner-able to external shocks. Academic analysis is still too heavily influenced by scholastic con-troversies. Neither the controversy over “big-push” concepts nor the blaming of African...
Topics: African Studies, economic integration, trade policy, aid, international migration, regional...
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ABSTRACT & RÉSUMÉ & ZUSAMMENFASSUNG : The decision of African leaders on the creation of an African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in 2018 was not merely a political decision with economic implications. It has significant and complex ethical dimensions too. This, not only concerning a possible trade-off between economic growth and well-being, employment, remittances, corruption, the depletion of natural resources and related ecological and gender problems. AfCFTA will also...
Topics: African Studies, AfCFTA, regional integration, ethics, Sub - Saharan Africa, international trade,...
ABSTRACT & RÉSUMÉ & ZUSAMMENFASSUNG : The EU-Mercosur deal of 2019 was heralded as a milestone of free trade agreements worldwide in times of growing protectionism and nationalism. Critics condemned deficient ecological and sanitary standards as well as persistent non-tariff barriers to trade. The EU farm lobby complained about a sell-out of European interests in advantage of dominating multinationals. However, the fatal repercussions of the deal on Africa have rarely been mentioned....
Topics: UE, MERCOSUR, Afrique, post - colonialisme, développem ent, commerce international, APE, Brexit,...
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ABSTRACT & RÉSUMÉ & ZUSAMMENFASSUNG : The EU-Mercosur deal of 2019 was heralded as a milestone of free trade agreements worldwide in times of growing protectionism and nationalism. Critics condemned deficient ecological and sanitary standards as well as persistent non-tariff barriers to trade. The EU farm lobby complained about a sell-out of European interests in advantage of dominating multinationals. However, the fatal repercussions of the deal on Africa have rarely been mentioned....
Topics: EU, MERCOSUR, Africa, post-colonialism, development, international trade, ODA, Brexit, security,...
African Studies
Topics: Senegal, elections, political transhumance, West Africa, Francophone Africa, religion, Mourides
African Studies
Topics: Togo, country report, 2017-2019, Bertelsmann Transformation Index, BTI
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African Studies
Topics: Afrique, l'Angleterre, Brexit, commerce international, politique tarifaire, Franceafrique, France,...
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African Studies
Topics: Francophone Africa, Brexit, UK, France, EU, international trade, protectionism, post-colonialism
African Studies
Topics: Francophone Africa, Brexit, UK, England, France, post-colonialism, international trade, trade...
African Studies
Topics: Afrique, Etats Unis, Trump, commerce international, politique tarifaire
African Studies
Topics: Africa, UK, England, international trade, tariff policy, Brexit, Trump, nationalism
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Jul 27, 2019 Dirk Kohnert
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African Studies
Topics: Africa, UK, England, Brexit, international trade, nationalism, trade protection, post-colonialism
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African Studies
Topics: Africa, USA, international trade, tariff policy, protection, nationalism, free markets
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African Studies
Topics: Africa, international trade, tariff policy, Trump, USA
African Studies
Topics: Africa, UK, Brexit, England, EU, international trade
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Africa Studies
Topics: Togo, country report, Bertelsmann Transformation Index, 2015 to 2017
African Studies
Topics: Africa, China, migration, migrant enrepeneurs, social agency, book review article
African Studies
Topics: Africa, China, migration, migrant entrepreneurs, African agency, Ghana, Nigeria
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African Studies
Topics: Togo, country report 2015-2016, Bertelsmann Transformation Index, BTI
African Studies
Topics: Togo, country analysis, encyclopedia, democratization, good governance
African Studies
Topics: Guinea-Bissau, country analysis, encyclopedia
African Studies
Topics: Togo, Burkina Faso, Africa, West Africa, development aid, ODA, civic agency, partnership
African Studies
Topics: EPAs, Africa, EU, Economic partnership agreements, post-colonialism, TFTA, ZLET
African Studies
Topics: TTIP, international trade, Africa, EU, EPAs, Economic Partnership Agreements, post-colonialism
African Studies
Topics: Africa, EU, Economic Partnership Agreeements, EPAs, African agency, post-colonialism
African Studies
Topics: EU, Sub Sahara Africa, Economic Partnership Agreements, EPAs, post-colonialism
African Studies
Topics: Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, Army general, President of Nigeria, elder statesman
African Studies
Topics: Benin, Haiti, Brazil, Black diaspora, Africa, cultures of innovation, migration, slavery,...
African Studies
Topics: Togo, transition, elections, democratization, economic development
African Studies
Topics: West Africa, China, Nigeria, Gahan, migrants, cultures of innovation, entrepreneurs
African Studies
Topics: Africa, Chinese migrants, China, Nigeria, Ghana, innovation, cultures of innovation
African Studies
Topics: Guinea-Bissau, narco-state, drug trafficking, globalization, informal sector, EU
African Studies
Topics: Africa, EU, international trade, development aid, ODA, dominance, post-colonialism
African Studies
Topics: Ghana, elections, transition, election observation
African Studies
Topics: Sub-Sahara Africa, new nationalism, development, xenophobia, migration
African Studies
Topics: Africa, nationalism, alienation, exclusion, globalization
African Studies
Topics: Togo, transition, West Africa, economic development
video on vodun in Quidah, Benin Republic, 1994 [in German], 5 Min.
Topics: vodun, Benin, Oudiah, Institute of African Affairs, GIGA-Hamburg,, Benin
African Studies
Topics: African Renaissance, African philosophy, occult belief, witchcraft, magic, Nupeland, Nigeria, South...
African Studies
Topics: Nigeria, Nupeland, occult belief, witchcraft, modes of production
African Studies
Topics: Benin, Haiti, multiple modernities, globalization, cultural heritage, slavery
African Studies
Topics: African migration, refugees, West Africa, EU, immigration policy
African Studies
Topics: African migration, refugees, West Africa, EU, immigration policy
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African Studies
Topics: migrants, refugees, Africa, EU, immigration policy
African Studies
Topics: African migration, refugees, EU, immigration policy
African Studies
Topics: Cultures of innovation, Benin, Madagascar, Haiti, Brazil, Black diaspora, migration
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African Studies
Topics: refugees, migration, xenophobia, South Africa, nationalism
African Studies
Topics: CFA-Zone, F CFA, CMA, UEMOA, CEMAC, monetary policy
African Studies
Topics: CFA-Zone, West Africa, UEMOA, Francophone Africa, F CFA, monetary policy, regional integration
African Studies
Topics: Country concepts, development planing, NGOs
African Studies
Topics: Togo, history, politcs, economy, socio-cultural development
African Studies
Topics: Benin, Madagascar, NGOs, transition, agency, CSOs
African Studies
Topics: Frankophone Africa, CFA-Zone, UEMOA, post-colonialism
African Studies
Topics: Guinea-Bissau, history, politics, economics, socio-cultural development
African Studies
Topics: Madagascar, Nigeria, election observation, EU, EOM
African Studies
Topics: Benin, West Africa, politics, economy, socio-cultural development
African Studies
Topics: South Africa, occult belief, witchcraft violence, transition
African Studies
Topics: South Africa, occult bellief, African religion, witchcraft vilence
African Affairs
Topics: South Africa, globalisation, development, occult belief, witchcraft violence
African Affairs
Topics: Togo, foreign policy, 1960-2000
African Affairs
Topics: Guinea-Bissau, foreign affairs, development aid, transition
Afrian Affairs
Topics: Sub Sahara Africa, informal sector
African Affairs
Topics: Guinea-Bissau, Foreign Affairs, Democratization
African Studies
Topics: Nigeria, Nupeland, rural class formation, post-colonialism
African studies
Topics: Nigeria, colonialism, labour systems, wage labour, bonded labour
African studies
Topics: West Africa, development aid, democratization, post-colonialism
African Studies
Topics: Sub-Sahara Africa, occult belief, witchcraft, development aid, democratization
refugees
Topics: refugees, Africa, EU, Germany, justice
African Studies
Topics: F CFA-CFA-Zone, Euro, currency, monetary policy, Francophone Africa, UEMOA
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refugees
Topics: Germany, refugees, consultancy, justice
ABSTRACT & RÉSUMÉ & ZUSAMMENFASSUNG : [ On the impact of occult belief systems on legitimacy of public action and aid towards democracy in Africa ] (in German) - The impact of occult belief on legitimacy of the state and on aid for democratization in Africa: Among politicians and development experts in Africa alike there is a growing awareness of the never decreasing importance of the belief in magic and witchcraft on political decision making since pre-colonial times. Demonstration...
Topics: Sub-Sahara Africa,occult belief systems,democratization,ODA,development aid,witchcraft...
ABSTRACT & RÉSUMÉ & ZUSAMMENFASSUNG: [The euro, a blessing for Africa? Consequences of linking the African franc zone to the euro] - The introduction of the euro at the beginning of 1999 has had a side effect that has received little attention in the German public; it will exert a significant influence on the economic development of the West and Central African franc zone. The franc CFA is tied directly to the French franc (FF) through a decade-long loan and budget agreement, and the...
Topics: West Africa,F CFA,CFA-Zone,UEMOA,WAEMU,EU,UE,currency,monetary policy,regional intergration,,...
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Jul 26, 2019 Dirk Kohnert
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African Studies
Topics: Benin, constitution, democratization, development, justice
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ABSTRACT & RÉSUMÉ & ZUSAMMENFASSUNG: The belief in occult forces is still deeply rooted in many African societies, regardless of education, religion, and social class of the people concerned. According to many Africans its incidence is even increasing due to social stress and strain caused (among others) by the process of modernization. Most often magic and witchcraft accusations work to the disadvantage of the poor and deprived, but under particular circumstances they become a means...
Topics: African Studies, occult belief systems, democratization, poverty alleviation, development aid, Sub...
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Jul 26, 2019 Dirk Kohnert
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Development aid
Topics: ODA, development experts, local experts, Africa, development planning
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Jul 26, 2019 Dirk Kohnert
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Development aid
Topics: development aid, consultation, Africa, development experts
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Jul 26, 2019 Dirk Kohnert
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African Studies
Topics: West Africa, migration, refugees, EU
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Jul 26, 2019 Dirk Kohnert
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African studies
Topics: CFA-zone, F CFA, UEMOA, West Africa, currrency, monetary policy, post-colonialism
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African studies
Topics: CFA-zone, monetary policy, currency, UEMOA, West Africa, CEMAC, post-colonialism
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African studies
Topics: Francophone Africa, CFA-Zone, currency, monetary policy, UEMOA, CEMAC, CFA
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African Studies
Topics: West Africa, migration, refugees, Europe, EU
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Jul 26, 2019 Dirk Kohnert
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African Studies
Topics: Benin, democratization, West Africa, post-colonialism
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African Studies
Topics: West Africa, migration, refugees, Europe
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ABSTRACT & RÉSUMÉ & ZUSAMMENFASSUNG : This article is based on field studies in rural West Africa. It concentrates on the socio-structural effects of development aid in the long run, in contrast to numerous available evaluation reports on the short-run effects of development projects. The study reveals that superficial generalisations or condemnations of development projects, like the big farmers benefit at the expense of the smaller ones, or the men benefit at the expense of the...
Topics: Development aid, ODA,social structure,social classes,West Africa,case studies,African Studies,,...
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Jul 26, 2019 Dirk Kohnert
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Development aid,
Topics: Development aid, project planning, logical framework, ZOPP
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Jul 26, 2019 Dirk Kohnert
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Development aid
Topics: Development aid, project planning, consultancy, post-colonialism
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Jul 26, 2019 Dirk Kohnert
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African Studies
Topics: African Studies, Benin, good governance
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Jul 26, 2019 Dirk Kohnert
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Development planning
Topics: Development planning, logical framework, ZOPP, gtz
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Jul 26, 2019 Dirk Kohnert
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Development planning
Topics: Guinea-Bissau, Development Aid, ODA, project planning
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African Studies
Topics: African Studies, West Africa, Development aid, ODA
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Jul 26, 2019 Dirk Kohnert
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African Studies
Topics: African Studies, Benin, Development Cooperation, rural extension, Training&Visit
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Jul 26, 2019 Dirk Kohnert
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African Studies
Topics: African Studies, Guinea-Bissau, good govenernce, socialism, post-colonialism
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Jul 26, 2019 Dirk Kohnert
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African Studies
Topics: African Studies, Nigeria, Northern Nigeria, labour, wage labour, bonded labour, Nupeland
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Jul 26, 2019 Dirk Kohnert
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African Studies
Topics: African Studies, Nigeria, Nupeland, class formation, peasant studies
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African Studies
Topics: African studies, Nigeria, peasant studies, rural capitalism, Nupeland